The 2013 season of the National League, the third tier of British speedway was contested by eight teams.[1]

Summary

Scunthorpe Saints and Rye House Cobras were missing from 2012, and replaced by Coventry Storm and Kent Kings.

The Dudley Heathens were champions.[2]

2013 teams

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Dudley Heathens 13 11 0 2 37
King's Lynn Young Stars 13 8 0 5 27
Mildenhall Fen Tigers 13 8 0 5 25
IoW Islanders 14 7 0 7 22
Coventry Storm 14 6 0 8 19
Buxton Hitmen 14 6 0 8 18
Kent Kings 13 5 0 8 15
Stoke Potters 12 2 0 10 7

[3] PL = Matches; W = Wins; D = Draws; L = Losses; Pts = Total Points

Scoring system:
Home loss by any number of points = 0
Home draw = 1
Home win by between 1 and 6 points = 2
Home win by 7 points or more = 3
Away loss by 7 points or more = 0
Away loss by 6 points or fewer = 1
Away draw = 2
Away win by between 1 and 6 points = 3
Away win by 7 points or more = 4

Playoffs

Top four teams race off in two-legged semi-finals and final to decide the championship. Dudley Heathens defeated King's Lynn Young Stars in the final.[4]

Semi-finals

Date Team one Score Team two
02/10 King's Lynn 57-39 Mildenhall
01/10 Isle of Wight 43-47 Dudley
29/09 Mildenhall 49-41 King's Lynn
24/09 Dudley 59-31 Isle of Wight

Final

Date Team one Score Team two
08/10 Dudley 53-30 King's Lynn
09/10 King's Lynn 46-47 Dudley

Final leading averages

[5]

Rider Team Average
Lewis Blackbird Dudley 10.49
Charles Wright Buxton 10.37
Robert Lambert Kings Lynn 10.30

National League Knockout Cup

The 2013 National League Knockout Cup was the 16th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier three teams. Dudley Heathens were the winners.[6] [7]

First round

Date Team one Score Team two
04/08 Buxton 47-43 Dudley
09/07 Isle of Wight 61-32 Kent
24/06 Kent 44-49 Isle of Wight
19/06 King's Lynn 64-26 Stoke
08/06 Stoke 57-32 King's Lynn
04/06 Dudley 55-39 Buxton
26/05 Mildenhall 48-42 Coventry Storm
17/05 Coventry Storm 45-47 Mildenhall

Semi-finals

Date Team one Score Team two
24/10 Mildenhall 44-46 Isle of Wight
15/10 Isle of Wight 46-44 Mildenhall
08/10 Isle of Wight 50-40 Mildenhall
5/09 King's Lynn 44-46 Dudley
22/09 Mildenhall 50-40 Isle of Wight
10/09 Dudley 56-34 King's Lynn

Final

Date Team one Score Team two
29/10 Dudley 58-33 Isle of Wight
30/10 Isle of Wight 48-44 Dudley

See also

References